Monday, March 9, 2020

West Paw Toppl Reviewed: Favorite New Dog Puzzle

The West Paw Toppl is my and if I may speak for The Fluff as he is affectionately known, new favorite treat dispensing puzzle!

Oh dog toys, dog puzzles, dog thingamyabobs, I have known and bought a few. Some are winners, some are losers and some fall in between. I know the loser toy look from the Fluff, the disdain, the side eye, the this is not acceptable. I will humor you and flip it around, but do not expect any further consideration.


And you know when a dog puzzle or toy is a winner! It is the same toy they go back to time after time, squeak after squeak and slobber after slobber. Now design wise all the dog toys and puzzles may be a winner, but the key is to find one your furball considers worthy.

West Paw Toppl


A diet change and chew bone change precipitated my search for a combo food dispensing toy for the Fluff. The Fluff likes to chew and it has been very difficult to find softer and natural bones that last more than 2 minutes.

I have a team of Kongs stuffed with dog food, peanut butter and yogurt in the freezer, but the Fluff can conquer those quite quickly. And experience has shown when the Fluff has not satisfied his need to chew, the Fluff can turn back to his puppy ways which is just not fun!

The local pet store recommended the Toppl and it has been a success so far. A combination puzzle and food dispenser that provides a good diversion for energetic pups.

Design Of The Toppl


I believe the difference and probably why the Toppl lasts so much longer than the frozen Kong is the grid inside and on the bottom of the Toppl. It definitely takes the Fluff longer to empty the Toppl than a Kong. Which for my purposes is the point!

 
I stuff the Toppl with his canned dog food and then freeze. I use this in place of the chew bone he used to get after dinner. So far the Fluff is happy (okay, not quite as happy when he had a bone), but the combination soft dental chew plus the Toppl is making the diet and routine change a little easier.

The Toppl can also be stuffed with a combination of dry food, treats, vegetables and soft food or yogurt and then frozen.

Recommendation


Adding the Toppl to the team of Kongs to keep the Fluff safe and happy.
Bonus the Toppl is also made in the United States. It also floats on water, is dishwasher safe and BPA and Phthalate Free.


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9 comments:

  1. Always found the Kong to be a fun puzzle toy for a dog. Good to know there is another - this West Paw Toppl - which can be added in as a satisfying (to your dog) treat dispensing toy.

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    1. This has been a good addition to the Kong team :)

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  2. Oh I have so much to learn about! I did not know that there was such a "treat and toy" made just for dogs. Good to know, maybe this is something that my little granddog would enjoy.

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  3. I couldn't help but think how this is the perfect Easter egg hunt treat for a pup! Perhaps, if you hide this close to the house for the pup, he will be so busy that he will let the children search and find their hidden eggs. It does sound like the perfect activity toy for an active furbaby and a great way to stop over-treating just because they have those begging eyes.

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  4. Great idea for Easter egg hunt! Love it!

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  6. I deleted my above comment because I noticed you talked about the frozen Kong - lol, I always thought the name of that was 'konk' hahaha - I love these doggy items, they also make a great gift for a pet.

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